The U.S. Navy has
awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
, a business unit of
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $36.6 million contract to provide engineering
and technical services and production in support of the multi-purpose
processor program for submarines.
The program is a combination of hardware and software that enables
submarines to process data collected by towed and hull sonar arrays. The
processed data provides valuable information regarding the location of other
nearby vessels and thereby increases the survivability and lethality of the
submarine. The multi-purpose processor program is installed on SSN 688, SSN
688I, SSN 774, SSN 21, SSGN and SSBN 726 Class submarines and is a major
subsystem of the Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI)
This contract continues work previously done by Digital Systems Resources,
Inc., which was acquired by General Dynamics and became part of General
Dynamics Advanced Information Systems on Sept. 10.
Work under this contract will include engineering and technical services
and associated materials for the design and development of upgrades, systems
support and production. Work under the contract base period is expected to be
completed in April 2005.